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PostSubject: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:05 pm

Not really a superb tip or a fanciful trick...

but..have you ever played on a course for the first time and you don't know the lay out because the stupid score card or information board is missing the layout?

Google Earth to the rescue. Just go take a look before you go and sketch/print your own course layout. You can even make your own measurements!

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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:52 pm

download some mapsource software and u get free distance mapping!
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:53 pm

what google earth offer is not just distance...you will actually see over the trees and slopes. No more hitting into the blind

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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:56 pm

But what if the fairway bunker is hiding under a tree?
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:13 pm

hahaha...you shouldn't be hitting under a tree bunker or not

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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:17 pm

do not forget the basic rule of golf. or golf's version of murphy's law.

you want the ball to go straight, it hooks and fades, left and right.

when you want the ball to draw and fade, it goes dead arrow straight.



We always aim to put the ball near or in the hole. How many times out of 10 have you managed to achieve your target perfectly?
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:17 pm

I think you need to be pretty hardcore to use G Earth to figure out distances of your golf course. Why not just use a rangefinder or GPS?

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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:07 pm

sunny has rangefinder.

he just had too much fun with google earth until he tries to use it for golf.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:29 pm

wow i think this is good... later try try....
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:32 pm

i use it not really for distances but more to check what is behind the dog leg/trees and where are the hazards etc

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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:34 pm

sunny wrote:
i use it not really for distances but more to check what is behind the dog leg/trees and where are the hazards etc

wow sunny u r really hardcore.... next time must play golf with u... u shld know everything inside out of the courses... Smile

i more interested in distance n layout. (norm for my thai trip, so i can know wat clubs to bring)
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:42 pm



Tanjong Puteri Picture taken from Google Map.
I can't tell which is Plantation, Village or Straits course..
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:00 pm

wow but is this the closest you can get or u can zoom it further?
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:55 pm

jaketang wrote:
wow but is this the closest you can get or u can zoom it further?


Yes , can zoom in more for more detail .... can also draw lines from the tee box to the water edge to gauge the distance .... but cannot zoom in to see people swimming at the pool ....
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:05 pm

wow!! this is cool leh.. I will try on Kukup..keke.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:32 pm

impressed.....

but how do you search for a location? typing address?
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:58 pm

i typed "tanjong puteri golf malaysia"
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PostSubject: Re: Google Earth   Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:39 pm

missmoon wrote:


Tanjong Puteri Picture taken from Google Map.
I can't tell which is Plantation, Village or Straits course..

Maybe this can help me find my many many lost balls Razz

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